"...in traveling over 40,000 miles across our nation (U.S.) performing before 1.8 million people with appearances on coast to coast television successful performances at 180 diversified events to include music clinics and jazz festivals reflected great credit upon himself and the U.S. Marine Corps" - U.S. Marine Corps Certificate of Commendation (excerpt from one of 10 year's performances)
"Jacob has a great sense of jazz, & chart reading. I was particularly impressed with the exciting playing displayed in concert with the big band video." Aldo Mazza, Kosa
"Jacob, you've got GREAT hands!!! ...hands from hell...!" Jim Chapin - circa 2005 (20th century’s most influential drum set educator)
* Above quote made with Kenwood Dennard (Berklee College Music), Russ Miller (2012 American Idol drummer, recording artist) and Geoffrey Lang (Nikki Yanofsky) in attendance.
"I dig your playing big time and wanted to see if you do any online lessons or skype. I am trying to get my single stroke up and it is around 107 with or without Moeller but past that it is a strain. I am the guy that played with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. I have good chops but need to hit the next level and you are there. Dig your big band drumming man lots of fire. " Mike Clark circa 2014 - (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Bennett, etc)
"Thank you for the wonderful lesson. I enjoyed it a lot. I will print these exercises and get to work. I will see you soon." Camil Bélisle - Member of the Trio Lorraine Desmarais.
Auther Press - Boston Symphony Orchestra (retired)
"Very cool! ... I like the fact that you are doing YOUR combinations... and not just transcribing what I did."
Walfredo Reyes, Jr. (Santana, Christina Aguilera, etc.) - referencing his DVD
"Very nice. Nice hands, nice energy. Nice Independent Left hand lead.“ Kenwood Dennard (Sting, Dizzy Gillespie, Associate Professor of Percussion, Berklee College of Music)
"Hey Brother ..!!.. still remember the time you 'went out' like Elvin Jones at Crystal Mansion Studios." Johnny Neel (Formerly with the Allman Brothers Band & vocals on Walt Disney Records CD releases Finding Nemo, Cars, and Ratatouille.)